Instagram Possibly Selling Your Pictures
Instagram has quickly turned into one of the most popular social media apps, with over 100 million users it gained the attention of Facebook, which purchased the app for an estimated $1 billion. Things have been looking great for the new partnership until the company released its new Privacy terms and policies, which quickly set many users off with language that alludes to Instagram being able to sell their pictures, without compensation.
“A new update to Instagram’s terms of service states that data collected through the app can be shared with Facebook”… ” But the language that’s upsetting some of the app’s more than 100 million users says that “a business or other entity may pay” Instagram for the use of user images and may do so “without any compensation to you.”
If you go to the terms and service page, under the section titled rights you can see the exact language, which states:
“To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you”
Instagram is one of the most popular picture apps available, do you think they should be allowed to sell your pictures without compensation? Let us know via twitter @Beheardradio with the hashtag #Beheard
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